36th meeting of the EPSU Standing Committee on Local and Regional Government
28 April 2011, Luxembourg
You are herewith invited to 36th meeting of the Standing Committee on Local and Regional Government on 28 April in Luxembourg.
Discussing climate change and the impact on public services in Europe
The main focus of this spring meeting will be to discuss and address climate change and the impact for public service unions in local and regional government ?
Please find enclosed the draft agenda.
We have added the report of Sophie Dupressoir about the impact of climate change on public services in Europe as preparatory document to the meeting into the document section of the meeting.
The Standing Committee will meet in Room M2 from 09h00 to 16h30.
For the Standing Committee interpretation we have requested (active) French, English, German, Italian, Swedish and Portuguese and (passive) Danish, Norwegian, Spanish and Greek.
We expect participating unions to cover all travel and subsistence costs of their representatives. EPSU does not make hotel booking for participants, a hotel list is attached. Committee members from new EU countries and EU applicant countries under 100% on the ‘5 band’ index, are referred to the attached ‘rules governing financial assistance’.
Please fill in and return the attached participation form by 8 April 2011 at the latest by FAX (+32 250 10 99) or by E-mail to ltiberini epsu.org.
“SAVE THE DATE”: Multi-sectoral guidelines to tackle third-party violence and harassment related to work.
The 16 July 2010, EPSU, UNI-EUROPA, ETUCE, HOSPEEM, CEMR, EFEE, EUROCOMMERCE, COESS, representing the social partners of the commerce, private security, local governments, education and hospital sectors have reached an agreement on multi-sectoral guidelines aimed to tackle third-party violence and harassment at work.
The signatory social partners have committed themselves to disseminate, raise awareness and monitor the impact of third-party violence on employees in these sectors because it not only undermines an individual’s health and dignity, but also has a very real economic impact in terms of absences at the workplace, morale or staff turnover.
To this purpose, the sectors will invite you to the following four events. You will in due time receive more practical information but we would like you to already save the following dates in your calendar.